The sports scene in Minnesota is ramping up for 2019. Apart from the different Minnesota sports teams, there are a great number of sporting events that will be taking place next year, according to Betting News that tracks popular sporting events around the globe.
Let’s check out four big upcoming sports events that will be taking place in Minnesota this 2019 and beyond.
NCAA Final Four
It is college basketball season once again. In 2019, the NCAA’s Final Four will be returning to Minnesota. It will be held at Minnesota’s U.S. Bank Stadium.
This upcoming event is a massive one. As always, the NCAA Final Four basketball tournament will feature as many as 68 teams that are gunning to join the final four and become the division 1 college basketball champions.
The event is so big in fact that even now, they are searching for volunteers to help out with the event that will be taking place on April 6 to 8 next year.
This is actually a really big event and moment for the U.S. Bank Stadium. When Minnesota found out they were going to host the NCAA tournament, as early as last month they began installing their first ever basketball court.
Afterwards, the stadium hosted a game between the University of Minnesota and the University of Oklahoma. It was a test to see how they would handle the big tournament next April.
Summer X Games
Apart from the NCAA Final Four, only a few months after the U.S. Bank Stadium will yet again play host to another big sporting event: the Summer X Games.
The 2018 Summer X Games was also held at the U.S. Bank Stadium, and was a largely successful event. Thus, ESPN decided to hold next year’s and the year after that’s Summer X Games in Minnesota.
We hope you can wait for the 2019 Summer X Games in August so you can see more amazing moments from the skateboarding, moto cross, and bicycling athletes.
In last year’s event, people were able to witness great moments such as Brighton Zeuner’sreemergence as the gold medal winner in the skateboard park final. This is a good indication of her rise to Summer X Games stardom.
It also saw Nyjah Huston’s return to form after a brief meeting with an injury. Despite a fall in his routine early on, he found his rhythm and never looked back.
The KPMG LPGA Championship
Next up, the women take the field for the KPMG LPGA Championship. This event is a big one for women’s golf. It is actually a tournament that has run quite long for golfing women.
Apart from that though, its importance also lay in the fact that it is one of the five major events in the LPGA tour. The prize money in this tournament is one of the biggest amongst the many tournaments.
Last year, Sung Hyun Park won her second major in this event. This moment is quite important as she is only the third Korean woman to win this event.
The upcoming tournament will be taking place from June 18 to 23 next year. The next KPMG LPGA tournament will have a great amount of money on the line.
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